Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] Next Gen Giant Icehouse

  • From"Subhan Tindall" <subhan.michael@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 5 Apr 2006 10:14:36 -0700
How about pop-up giant pyramids?  Like the tents, hats, etc. that have
the funky wire in them & can fold flat? what fun that would be!

On 4/5/06, Kristin Looney <customer-support@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> --On March 19, 2006  Ryan McGuire and Kerry Breitenbach
> <kerry_and_ryan@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I just went looking for the email or WWN that mentioned the
> > discontinuation of the cardboard Giant Icehosue pyramids in favor of the
> > next generation but couldn't find it.
> >
> > What are they going to be, plastic?  I've seen three-layer corrugated
> > plasic, basically plastic cardboard.  Is that the stuff?
> yes, the plan has been to make them with this corrugated plastic...
> BUT I'm thinking that may never happen.  corrugated plastic comes in
> several thicknesses, and the standard thicker version is too thick to fold
> well into pyramids, while the special thinner (and more expensive) version
> does work, but it is much harder to find in good colors unless you make a
> custom run in huge quantities - and this material still presents a bunch of
> challenges for manufacturing and assembly.
> the GOOD news - is that the cutting die I used years ago to make the
> cardboard ones that we have since run out of STILL EXISTS!  I was not sure
> of this...  but I tracked it down (long story on why that was hard) so we
> do have the option of making more corrugated cardboard ones.
> I make no promises on how soon I will make more...  trust me when I say my
> to-do list is out of control, and this does not fall very high on the
> priority list. But there are several very vocal stores who are begging for
> more giant pyramids - so sure hope this will happen sometime this year...
> so that's the giant pyramid update...  Thanks for playing with pyramids!
> -Kristin (aka she who manufactures pyramids)
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